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Municipal Waste Statistics 2008/09
Final estimates of municipal waste arisings and management for England and the regions in 2008/09 were published on 5th November 2009 in Statistical Release 257/09.
The Excel tables showing summary estimates, by region, for 2008/09 together with results for earlier years are available to download. These estimates supersede the provisional quarterly estimates published in February, May and August.
Data for individual local authorities, including the National Indicators, are available for download.
A statistical summary providing more information about the data, its collection, timeliness and revisions policy is available to download.
- There was an increase in the national household recycling rate, from 34.5% in 2007/8 to 37.6% in 2008/9.
- Less municipal waste was sent to landfill, decreasing from 15.5 in 2007/8 to 13.8 million tonnes, or 50.3% of total municipal waste, in 2008/9.
- Total municipal waste decreased by 1.2 million tonnes, or 4.1%, from 28.5 million tonnes in 2007/8 to 27.3 million tonnes in 2008/09. A decrease in total household waste was also observed, from 25.3 to 24.3 million tonnes.
- The average residual household waste per head decreased from 324kg per head in 2007/8 to 295 kg per head in 2008/9.
Data for Individual Local Authorities
Further reports showing individual local authority data can be run at WasteDataFlow (Data Manager, Reports), following registration for public access.
Timetable for publication:
Returns to WasteDataFlow are made by local authorities each quarter. From 2007/08 onwards, updated rolling annual totals for key waste statistics such as arisings, management and recycling rates have been produced each quarter according to the following timetable:
|LA data submission deadline||30th Sept||31st Dec||31st March||30th June|
|Stage 1 validation||End Oct||End Jan||End April||End July|
|Stage 2 validation||End Nov||End Feb||End May||End Aug|
|Data received by Defra||End Dec||End March||End June||End Sept|
|Release of provisional results||Week 1 Feb||Week 1 May||Week 1 Aug||Week 1 Nov|
|Publication of final results||Week 1 Nov||Week 1 Nov||Week 1 Nov||Week 1 Nov|
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Page last modified: 10 November 2009
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